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5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #126

 | 24 Comments | 5 Minute Fat Burning Workouts

Equipment: One medium size Dumbbell (I’m using 12lbs)

Fitness Level: All Levels (use easier modifications if necessary)

Workout Breakdown

Time Challenge – try to complete this routine within 5 minutes

  1. Push up / Side Plank Row / Kick Through x 5/5
  2. Overhead heel elevated lunge / Knee Up to Overhead Press x 10/10
  3. Weighted Sit up Reverse Burpee x 20





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24 comments on “5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #126”

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    Private  |  Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

    Hi Zu and friends…I did this one without weight. The last abs exercise I did holding the Swiss ball overhead and opening the legs to place the ball in between while sitting up…then jumping up and squatting with the ball overhead. Really felt my abs working. Awesome…I can imagine with dumbells. Good workout Zu. Now shower and Yoga practice. See you all and take care.

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    Private  |  Maui, HI

    These two Friday workouts were what I like…a minimum of jumping and lunging 🙂 I am happiest letting my arms and abs do it all, then stretching. I know tomorrow is going to flip to all legs, so hoping for the best but expecting the worst! I’ve been faithfully trying to loosen up my hips and outer rotation there with frogs, but it is clearly a work in progress. I have been doing the hip openers in pulses like you show and it is making a definite difference, so happy about that!

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    Private  |  Colorado

    Loved everything about this!

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    Private  |  Washington, DC, USA

    Came back for this again today as a bonus to Killer Legs #6. I also added 1 minute of hi knees (w/ jump rope) between each exercise set for an extra burn. I feel awesome.

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    Private  |  Florida, USA

    Freakin’ loved this! Full-body experience, drenched in sweat, but it was only 5-6 minutes. Reverse burpees are so much more fun than regular burpees. Since my flexibility has increased they’ve just become more enjoyable. This is a perfect workout to turn into a longer routine by adding rounds; I love Barbara Bee’s suggestion for adding jump rope in between!

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    Private  |  San Francisco, CA, United States

    Question for you all! And Zuska if you can help me 🙂 I have been training with Zuska light for 6 months+ and getting my diet in a good place, I’m getting stronger and I’m able to do more of the regular workouts, I’d say I’m a beginner advanced… I’m gaining a lot of muscles and see my body changing a lot, but I’m not losing weight. My lowest point in the last 10 years was 4 pounds less (with low muscle mass) and lowest point ever at 18 YO was 10lb less. I’m 5’10” and 139 lbs, 39 YO. 25% body fat percentage if I calculated it right. I’m just trying to understand what to expect in terms of goals… If my goal is for now to get stronger and keep gaining muscles, while lowering my body fat percentage, what should I do and can I can focus on both or one at a time? Shall I not expect to lose weight or even possibly gain right now? I can tell that my metabolism is working more/better, I digest faster, and sometimes need to work more (but now I manage to keep it all healthy, except some social events and occasions). I’m trying to understand what’s happening to my body and how to make it work best! If anyone has some advice, thank you!!

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      Private  | 

      Hi, I think it might help to set up a food diary (like an excel spreadsheet) and see what it is you are eating. Also try to write down how you feel when you eat and what time you eat. Keep a track for a few months and try to learn and understand what motivates you in eating certain foods and why. Usually if you are not loosing weight it could be strictly related to what you eat and not so much on working out. Working out usually helps reshape your body and tone your physique, weight loss can be hard to accomplish if you are putting in more than you are burning in a workout session. One last and perhaps not fun thing that can trigger your slow weight loss is also age and stress. Do not let setbacks push you down though, the more you familiarize your food routine the better are your chances of taking and keeping the weight off.
      I maintained the food diary for a a brief period of time when I could and it was helpful. Maybe it can help you out as well. Good luck! 😀

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    Private  | 

    Woohooo!!! LOVED this one 😀 Made it a 12-minute, was 4 reps short of two rounds, so finished those last 4. Really awesome workout, LOVE the first set, and the second, thanks so much!!!

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    Private  |  Texas, USA

    Loved this ZWO! I used to hate kick-throughs because they were awkward for me but now much easier after losing some weight. Yay!

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    Private  | 

    Hi Zuzka, I did this before doing the Stretching – front splits routine as a warm up. Love, love this one! xoxo

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    Private  | 

    Hi Zuzka, I added this as bonus after the BWB #4. This one was intense, short & sweet! L-o-v-e-d it! xoxo

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